Olive Oil-Thyme Poached Salmon Recipe and Introducing the “Two Extra Virgins” and the Arianna Trading Company

Arianna Trading Co. | cookingontheweekends.com

This is not a sponsored post — as always I only write about things I love. I’ve been wine tasting, cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, and now I can add olive oil tasting to the list — thanks to Melissa’s Produce, Laura Bashar, Mary Platis and Geroge Menzelos. Melissa’s Produce hosted a lovely book signing luncheon […]

Hale I’A Da Fish House in Kawaihae, Hawaii: It’s Where the Locals Eat

Da Fish House - Kawaihae, Hawaii | cookingontheweekends.com

I love, LOVE, trying the local food when I’m traveling. When we were in Hawaii on the Big Island last month, I was on a hunt for the best local food I could find.  The resort where we were staying was lovely — and the food was too — but, it was not unlike food […]

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

My Best Hatch Chile Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks […]

Thai-Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe

Thai Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Having spent a couple of hours with the lovely Katie Chin at a signing for her latest book, Everyday Thai Cooking, with a bag of Asian produce in hand — Thai inspired I was! Fresh cilantro, garlic, ginger root, lemongrass, limes, mint, Thai basil, turmeric root, and more.  What’s a girl to do? by

Seared Ahi Tuna Mango-Avocado Appetizer Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Avocado-Mango Appetizer Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

For weeks I’ve been thinking about avocado and mango slices together on a plate.  (I know, there’s no end to my exciting food thoughts. ;-)) by

40+ of the Best Citrus Recipes!

30+ Best Citrus Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

Be it a Pixi tangerine, a Ruby grapefruit, or a big, plump Sumo, I love juicy, sweet, perfectly ripe winter citrus as much as I do a plum pulled right from its tree in the summer. My absolute favorite way to eat citrus is simply peeled and out of hand.  That said, there are so […]

Five-Minute Mexican Blackened Salmon Recipe

Five-Minute Mexican Blackened Salmon Recipe - Cooking On The Weekends

My recipe ideas come from anywhere and everywhere:  talking with people, colors I see, the weather, my mood, my fruit bowl, food images in magazines, walking down an aisle in the market, my kids, a book, a TV show, the seasons, and the list goes on. The idea for this recipe came to me when […]

Tangerine Caprese Kebab Recipe

Tangerine Caprese Kebab Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Another delightful, delicious holiday hors d’oeuvre recipe!  How pretty and festive would this be along with a few of these, for a New Year’s Eve cocktail party? by

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party Recipes

Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre Party Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends with Valentina

With just a few more days before Christmas, and  about a week before New Year’s Eve, we’re starting to write shopping lists and plan the cooking! I love a delicious Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre party!  One to two bites, pretty colors, easy to handle and a burst of flavor.  A perfect hors d’oeuvre should have these […]

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